Getting from Siem Reap to Koh Kood (or the reverse) is another great new transfer route which has opened up over the last few years.
This service, along with similar transfers to and from Koh Chang, provides a quick and safe solution for travellers wishing to combine a trip to the Cambodia Angkor Wat temple complex with some time out on a Thai beach.
Private Transfer – Siem Reap to Koh Kood
To make the journey in one day, you will need to use a private transfer via the border at Poipet (Cambodian side)/Aranya Prathet (Thai side). This enables you to reach Laem Sok, the departure pier for Koh Kood, in time for the final daily boats at 14.20 and 15.00. There is a vehicle change at the border.
With an early pick-up directly from your hotel in Siem Reap at say 06.00 to 06.30, you will reach the border on the Cambodian side at around 08.30 to 09.00.
After stamping out of Cambodia at their Immigration booth, you then walk across to Thailand. At Thai Immigration, they stamped you into the country with either a free 30 day visa exemption (most countries) or you activate a pre-bought tourist visa.
On some days, this visa processing can be relatively quick but it’s just as well to gear yourself up for some queueing. Public holidays in particular can be very slow indeed (2 hours).
Just over the border on the Thai side, you meet your new driver at a pre-arranged place. The transfer down to Laem Sok Pier then takes around 3.5 hours.
For the Siem Reap to Koh Kood private transfer, prices start from 6,200bt for 2 pax in a private car.
The 14.20 Boonsiri catamaran is 500bt per person including a free share shuttle taxi from the arrival pier to your resort. The 15.00 Koh Kut Express speedboat is 600bt per person, with delivery direct to some resorts or with a free share shuttle taxi from the nearest pier.
Of course, the transfer is also available in the opposite direction, Koh Kood to Siem Reap.
Taking the first boat off the island at 09.00, the Boonsiri catamaran, you dock at 10.15 at Laem Sok Pier. The Thai driver meets you directly off the boat and whisks you up to the border at Aranya Prathet. Here, you are met by a Cambodian VIP guide to take you out of Thailand, across to Cambodia and through the visa processing.
We recommend that you pre-buy a Cambodian visa using the official government site here as this removes the hassle of paying an inflated price at the border.
Once stamped into Cambodia, the guide takes you onto the Poipet Terminal to meet the waiting private car. You will reach your hotel in Siem Reap mid to late afternoon.
For the Koh Kood to Siem Reap private transfers, prices start from 6,700bt for 2 pax in a private car, excluding the boat tickets. The 09.00 boat is 500bt per person, including a free shuttle taxi from your resort to the departure pier.
If you would like to book this Siem Reap to Koh Kood private transfer service or if you need a quotation, please contact us here.
Please state the date of travel, how many people in your party, your hotels in Siem Reap and Koh Kood. We will back to you within 24 hours with a confirmed price and availability.
We can organise the boats too to complete the package.
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